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Malaysia badminton body bans Zii Jia, Jin Wei for two years

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Lee Zii Jia has been banned for two years. THE STAR

Malaysia badminton body bans Zii Jia, Jin Wei for two years

Malaysia's number one Lee Zii Jia has been slapped with a two-year ban from all Badminton World Federation-sanctioned tournaments beginning on January 18.

This comes after the All-England champion Zii Jia's decision to quit the national team and turn professional.

Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) deputy president Jaharbedeen Mohd Yunoos said the association has "reached the decision to not register him for any tournaments for the period [from] January 18, 2022".

BAM had also decided to ban the recently turned professional Goh Jin Wei for a period of two years starting October 31. The former women's singles shuttler had recently joined professional club KLRC.

THE STAR (MALAYSIA)/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

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